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Guest post by Maximilian Wirth, policy advisor in Berlin The negotiations for a potential government coalition in Germany collapsed today. Since the elections in September, the conservative CDU under the guidance of Chancellor Angela Merkel had tried to form a new alliance with the Greens and the free-market FDP. However, the FDP leader Christian Linder… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Thursday, on the 8th of June 2017, the British citizens elected their new MPs. Although she was holding an absolute majority, Theresa May moved forward in time this legislative election, in the hope of strengthening her position both in the United Kingdom and in front of Brussels. The outcome of this vote is everything Theresa… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Emmanuel Macron, a 39 years old former banker from Rothschild and France’s former Minister of the Economy, is likely to become the new President of the French Republic. His victory against the National Front and the French political establishment in the first round of the French Presidential election was largely anticipated by the latest polls,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

On Tuesday 18th, Theresa May has called for snap general election “to make a success of Brexit”. She claimed that division at Westminster could obstruct the Brexit negotiations. Election would help to unify Parliament and to prevent instability. “I think it is right now to ask the British people, to put their trust in me… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Dutch-Turkish relations are at a record low, and this crisis is spreading in Western Europe. Germany, Austria, Denmark are also concerned about the possible tensions a debate on the Turkish referendum would create inside their Turkish minorities. The Turkish constitutional referendum will take place on the 16th of April 2017. Turkish citizens from home and… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

We all know there will be a number of crucial decisions taken in 2017. And we have to re-think how the European project continues in-line with the upcoming negotiations.   Let us remind ourselves that we are celebrating 60 years of the Treaty of Rome this year. This marks the moment of Europe coming together,… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

Last Sunday, Austrians were voting for the second time to elect their president. The past elections, in May, had been annulled by the constitutional court following irregularities in the counting procedure in several constituencies. Alexander Van der Bellen, a Green politician who ran as an independent, had then won the elections with a very small… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

Le fédéralisme ne serait-il pas une véritable épine dans le pied du Royaume-Uni? Le nouveau gouvernement conservateur issu des élections générales britanniques va devoir faire face à de nombreux défis. Mais deux sujets éclipsent tous les autres. Je pense d’une part à la redéfinition de la position du Royaume-Uni dans l’Union européenne et d’autre part… » read more

Le fédéralisme ne serait-il pas une véritable épine dans le pied du Royaume-Uni? Le nouveau gouvernement conservateur issu des élections générales britanniques va devoir faire face à de nombreux défis. Mais deux sujets éclipsent tous les autres. Je pense d’une part à la redéfinition de la position du Royaume-Uni dans l’Union européenne et d’autre part… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

Vive Gran Bretaña la más clara representación del drama shakespiriano. Su ser o no ser ha quedado patente en los resultados de las elecciones generales de la pasada semana, pues, más allá de la sorprendente victoria del conservador David Cameron, las encrucijadas que arrojan las urnas son enormes. Por un lado, los tories se hacen… » read more

  Posted by Con acento hispano

Vive Gran Bretaña la más clara representación del drama shakespiriano. Su ser o no ser ha quedado patente en los resultados de las elecciones generales de la pasada semana, pues, más allá de la sorprendente victoria del conservador David Cameron, las encrucijadas que arrojan las urnas son enormes. Por un lado, los tories se hacen… » read more

National consensus – these words are missing from Bulgaria’s political vocabulary.  In the midst of bitter political contentions, Bulgaria’s political scene is once again marred by open confrontations, and the bad-blood of back stabbing.  Today, Saturday 11th of May, is the day before the early Bulgarian elections.  In theory, this day should allow quiet time… » read more

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